Establishing Your Life in Syracuse, NY
- There are many banks in the Syracuse area and those located near the campus are used to handling student accounts and business. ATMs are located throughout the SU campus and in the basement of Bray Hall at ESF.
- In order to open a bank account without having a Social Security Number, you must prove that you are an international student. Each bank is different and has their own requirements, be sure to bring all your original documents with you or call ahead to find out their requirements.
Contact information for a number of local financial institutions.
|Alliance Bank, N.A.*||101 Marshall Street||315-703-1300|
|Chase Manhattan Bank*||649 S. Crouse Avenue||800-935-9935|
|Bank of America||401 Nottingham Road||800-841-4000|
|HSBC*||1004 E. Adams Street||315-476-2530|
|Key Bank||215 Tecumseh Road||800-539-2968|
|M&T*||725 Irving Avenue||315-422-2121|
|SEFCU (a Federal Credit Union)*||721 S. Crouse Avenue||800-727-3328|
|Syracuse Co-Op Federal Credit Union||723 Westcott Street||315-471-1116|
- Specifically for food shopping: Wegman’s, P&C, Price Chopper, Aldi, and Super Wal-Mart
- For everything else: Destiny USA Mall, Shoppingtown Mall, Marshall’s Plaza, Super Wal-Mart, Target, Kohls, K-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe’s
- Shopping in Syracuse Guide
- Be sure to check the Centro bus schedules in order to get to each of these places
Internet & Cable
National Grid (Electricity & Gas)
- Inquire about setting up your service with your landlord first. If necessary contact National Grid
ESF Computer Labs
- Syracuse is a mid-size city in central NY- as is the case when traveling anywhere, please be prudent and cautious especially when you are traveling alone
- Syracuse neighborhood crime statistics are available on the Syracuse Police Department website.
- If you have any questions or concerns about safety on the SU campus, please call SU Public Safety at (315) 443-2224
- If you have any questions or concerns about safety on the ESF campus, please call ESF University Police at: 315-470-6666 or 315-470-6667
- For emergencies and other urgent police matters off-campus, call 911.
- 4SU-Taxi: 478-8000
- Syracuse Area Taxi: 478-8294
- Century Transportation Airport Service: 455-5151
Driving in NY State
Dining Out in Syracuse, NY
Syracuse, NY offers residents a variety of restaurants featuring international and American cuisine. Many University students and staff take advantage of the dining establishments on Marshall Street located in the University neighborhood.